1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Well-Being

Edited By Kathleen Galvin Copyright 2018
    358 Pages
    by Routledge

    358 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives.

    Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on:

    • What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being.
    • What we know about how to understand it.
    • How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts.

    This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.

    Part I: The Human Experience of Wellbeing

    What is wellbeing? Philosophical and theoretical foundations

    Chapter 1 Paul Gilbert

    Residence, Identity and Wellbeing

    Chapter 2 Nigel Rapport

    A Sense of Well-Being: The Anthropology of a First-Person Phenomenology

    Chapter 3 Robert Mugerauer

    Cities, Wellbeing, World- A Heideggarian Analysis

    Chapter 4 Hirobumi Takenouchi

    Dwelling in the world with others as mortal beings: ‘Well-being’ in post-disaster Japanese Society

    Chapter 5 Jennifer Bullington

    Well-being and Being-well: A Merleau-Pontian perspective on Psychosomatic Health

    Chapter 6 Charlotte Knowles

    Feminist Approaches to Well-being

    Chapter 7 Samuel Clark

    Philosophical Taxonomies of Well-being

    Chapter 8 Les Todres and Kathleen T. Galvin

    Dwelling- Mobility: An Existential Theory of Well-being

    Chapter 9 Gideon Calder

    Capabilities, Well-being and Universalism.


    Part II: How are understandings of well-being developing? Disciplinary and professional perspectives

    Chapter 10 David Seamon

    Well-being and phenomenology: Lifeworld, Natural Attitude, Homeworld and Place

    Chapter 11 Timothy Darvill, Vanessa Heaslip, Kerry Barras

    Heritage and Well-being: Therapeutic places, past and present

    Chapter 12 Minae Inahara

    Disability and Ambiguities: Technological Support in a Disaster Context

    Chapter 13 Stephen Burwood

    The Existential situation of the patient: Well-being and Absence

    Chapter 14 Karin Dahlberg, Albertine Ranheim, Helena Dahlberg

    Ecological health and caring

    Chapter 15 Chris Milton

    A Jungian contribution to the notion of well-being

    Chapter 16 Lennart Nordenfeldt

    A new stance on Quality of Life

    Chapter 17 Virgina Eatough

    "What can’t be cured must be endured": Living with Parkinson’s disease.

    Chapter 18 Eleonora P. Uphoff & Kate E. Pickett

    The Distribution, Determinants and Root Causes of Inequalities in Well-being

    Chapter 19 Stephen Wallace

    Agencies of Well--being

    Chapter 20 Ann Hemingway

    Embodied Routes to Well-being: Horses and Young People

    Chapter 21 Julie Jomeen & Colin Martin

    Well-being and quality of life in maternal care context

    Chapter 22 Steven Smith

    Well-Being and Self-Interest: Personal Identity, Parfit, and Conflicting Attitudes to Time in Liberal Theory and Social Policy

    Chapter 23 KMW (Bill) Fulford & Kathleen T. Galvin

    Values-based Practice: at Home with our Values

    Part III: How is Well-being manifest in human life? The Aesthetic of Well-being

    Chapter 24 Dorthe Jorgensen

    Creativity and Aesthetic Thinking: Towards an Aesthetics of Well-being

    Chapter 25 Deborah Padfield

    Collaborative drawings: blue-prints of conversation dynamics: The role of images and image-making processes to improve communication and the wellbeing of pain patients and clinicians in a series of art workshops at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

    Chapter 26 Catherine Lamont-Robinson

    Embodied connectivity through the Visual and Tactual arts.

    Chapter 27 Monica Prendergast and Carl Leggo

    Poetry and/ as Wellness

    Chapter 28 Jennifer Schulz

    Thirteen ways of looking at a clinic

    Chapter 29 Denis Francesconi

    Eudaimonic Well-being and Education

    Chapter 30 Kathleen T. Galvin & Les Todres

    Eighteen Kinds of well-being but there may be many more: A conceptual Framework that provides direction for Caring


    Kathleen T. Galvin is Professor of Nursing Practice, School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK.